4 FanDuel Premier League Players to Avoid in Matchweek 8

Wilfried Zaha is the key man for Palace and has scored three goals so far this season, but he may struggle in a tough spot against Wolves. Which other players should you avoid for Matchweek 8?

FanDuel’s main slate for Matchweek 8, which begins at 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, features six matches, with just one of the top-five clubs in action while all three of the clubs currently in the drop zone will play. Newcastle faces off against Manchester United in the slate’s final match, and the Red Devils are a 2/5 favorite on Paddy Power, which puts their implied win probability at 71.4%.

Matchweek 8
Saturday, October 6th
Everton at Leicester
Huddersfield at Burnley
Bournemouth at Watford
Wolves at Crystal Palace
Cardiff at Tottenham
Newcastle at Manchester United

As with any DFS sport, it is imperative to have your players, especially the high-priced studs, live up to their price tag. When investing in any player, it is important to determine who will likely contribute in FanDuel's emphasized areas (goals, assists, and shots on target). It's also just as crucial not to overspend on players in bad matchups.

We should try to take advantage of the teams -- and players -- who play especially well either home or away, while also looking at oddsmakers' favorites and over/under totals. With some players playing midweek matches, DFS players, as always, should check out injury reports and confirmed starting XI's when they become available since some players may be rested.

Let's take a look at four players across the entire pitch who should be avoided.